Kennewick student serves as page in House of Representatives

Kamiakin High School sophomore Jillian Shipman traveled earlier this year to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives.  She was sponsored by her 8th District State Rep. Larry Haler

Shipman, the daughter of Teresa and Woodie Shipman, stayed with a host family in Olympia while she served.

The 15-year-old attended page school each day to learn about the legislative process.  She also had the opportunity to sponsor a mock bill with fellow students from throughout the state.

“It was a pleasure having Jillian here in the legislature serving as a House page,” said Haler, R-Richland.  “She is a very bright student with an incredible drive to learn and succeed.  I hope her time in Olympia was beneficial and will inspire her to future public service.”

In addition to page school, Shipman was responsible for distributing official paperwork to members in committees, offices and to members of the Washington State House of Representatives while they were deliberating this year’s legislation.

To learn more about the House Page Program, visit the Web site.  Students between the ages of 14 and 16 who are interested in the page program must have parent permission, acceptable grades and a legislative sponsor.


Representative Haler and Page: Jillian Shipman

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Haler with student page Jillian Shipman on the House floor in Olympia.


For more information, contact Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7698.


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